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Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers.

The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of journalistic awards including more than a dozen from the prestigious Computer Press Association. The series covered high-tech subjects around the world, having shot programs in such various locations as Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Spain, and Taiwan. Computer Chronicles was based in the Silicon Valley area of California.

Many of the series programs are distributed on video to corporations and educational institutions for use in computer training. Computer Chronicles program segments have also been bundled with various computer text books by major publishers.

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Computer Chronicles
Jan 12, 2019
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The Commodore 64 was the first computer for many families. This program looks at what you can do with the famous C-64. Demonstrations include The Wine Steward, Skate or Die, Strike Fleet, the Koala Pad, Master Composer, Tetris, and Berkeley Software's GEOS. Includes a visit to a Commodore Owners Users Group meeting and an interview with Max Toy, president of Commodore. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: commodore, C-64, GEOS
Computer Chronicles
Dec 29, 2018
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In the mid 1990's many people were on line, but the internet and the world wide web were still a new phenomenon. This program looks at the new open world of the web. Demonstrations include Eudora, Anarchy, the WELL, WinCIM, InterACT.net, and HoTMetal Pro HTML Editor. Guests include New York Times technology writer John Markoff. Also features a profile of the band Severe Tire Damage, the first band to ever perform live over the internet. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart...
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Topics: internet, web, online
Computer Chronicles
Oct 27, 2018
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With the advent of Windows 1.0, software vendors came out with new programs to take advantage of the new GUI operating system. This program demonstrates several of those new applications including Norton Desktop for Windows, WordPerfect for Windows, Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows, Microsoft Works for Windows, PFS WindowWorks, Microsoft Money, Visual Basic for Windows, Borland's ObjectVision, and Microsoft Publisher. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1991.
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Topics: microsoft, windows, applications
Computer Chronicles
Jul 11, 2018
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Excel now dominates the spreadsheet world, but once upon a time there was actual competition among spreadsheet products. This program looks at Quattro 1.0, Allways 1.0, Lotus 1-2-3 3.0, Ashton-Tate's Full Impact, and Excel 2.1. Guests include Gary Kildall, Jan Lewis, and Jared Taylor of PC Magazine. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topics: spreadsheets, excel, lotus
Computer Chronicles
May 4, 2018
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A look at the best new software programs of the year, those which won Codie Awards from the Software Publishers Association. Featured titles include Edmark's Thinking Things, Hollywood from Theatrix, Dark Forces from Lucas Arts, and Rick Smolan's Passage to Vietnam from Against All Odds. Also includes coverage of the Codies Awards event in Los Angeles with presenters Robert Wuhl and Todd Rundgren. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Netscape founder Jim Clark. Originally broadcast in...
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Topics: codie, software awards, netscape
Computer Chronicles
May 4, 2018
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It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: windows, microsoft, operating systems
Computer Chronicles
May 3, 2018
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A look at some of the best new products introduced at the annual COMDEX show in Las Vegas. Demonstrations include the Cyrix WebPAD, Instant Language 2000 from LanguageForce, the C Pen from C Technologies, and Avid Cinema for Windows. Also includes highlights of the keynote speeches at COMDEX including those of Microsoft's Bill Gates, Compaq CEO Eckhard Pfieffer, and Xerox Chief Scientist John Seely Brown. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: comdex, trade show, las vegas
Computer Chronicles
Nov 23, 2017
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How much computer can you get at the bottom end of the market - comparison between the Commodore Amiga and the Atari 520ST. Guests: Rick Geiger, Commodore; Tim Mott, Electronic Arts; Bryan Kerr, Atari; Jim Tittsler, Atari; Lewis Moore, Home Computing; George Morrow, Morrow Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies Products/Demos: Atari 800, Commodore 64, Amiga IBM PC Emulator, Commodore Amiga, Atari 520, STNEO Paint. Originally broadcast in December 1985....
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Topics: Episode Year: 1985, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, atari
Computer Chronicles
Nov 7, 2017
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
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Topics: news, computer chronicles, random access
Computer Chronicles
Sep 16, 2017
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East meets West in this classic quiz show about computer trivia. East coast team: Seth Godin, Walt Mossberg, Ken Wasch, Mike Zisman, and Robert Ziff. West coast team: Marc Andreesen, Scott Cook, Bill Krause, Michael Slade, Denise Caruso. Guest questioner: John Ratzenberger. Host: Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1998, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl
Computer Chronicles
May 25, 2017
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In 1992, the big issue was - is it worth the money to upgrade my 386 PC to the new 486 chip? This program looks at the performance of the new Intel 486 and helps users decide. Demonstrations include running AutoCAD on a 386 and a 486 PC; running an SQL database server on both processors; a look at the new SENSE 8 486 laptop from Dolch Systems; a look at how bus speed affects computer performance using a demonstration with Animator Pro; a review of Intel's Clock Doubler; and a look at 486...
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Topics: intel, autocad, autodesk, animator pro, x86
Computer Chronicles
May 22, 2017
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From high-tech trysts to selling black-market software, computers users are talking. Guests: Ezra Shapiro, Byte Magazine; Rory O'Connor, InforWorld; Matthew McClure, The Well; Donald Ingrim, Alameda County DA; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: CompuServe, Byte BBS, The Well. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
May 22, 2017
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On location coverage of the annual winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products introduced at the show include the new Pentium MMX processors, televisions and phones that act as internet terminals, new web audio devices, handheld digital players, and an innovative approach to networking from IBM called the PAN or personal area network. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: consumer electronics, trade show, CES
Computer Chronicles
Apr 26, 2017
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On location coverage of the annual MacWorld expo in Boston. Guests include Jean Louis Gassee and Bob Metcalfe. Companies profiled include Aba Software, Cricket Software, Deneba Software, Microillusions, Silicon Beach, Advent, Claris, Dynaware, Pixelogic, Aldus, Letraset, Microsoft, Ashton-Tate, Springboard Software, Aegis, MacroMind, TrueVision, Electronic Arts, SuperMac, and Apple. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: macworld, macintosh, apple
Computer Chronicles
Apr 13, 2017
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A look at how investors are using computers to analyze and invest in the stock market. Guests: John Frierson, Investek; Charles Spear, Spear Securities; Richard Carlin, Telescan; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: Wizards of Wall Street, The Equalizer, Lotus Signal, TelescanAnalyzer
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Topic: Episode year: 1986
Computer Chronicles
Feb 27, 2017
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An early look at how computers are being used in formal education. Guests include Professor Patrick Suppes of Stanford University and Glenn Kleiman, author of "Brave New Schools". Includes demonstrations of the LOGO and BASIC languages. Guest host is Herb Lechner of SRI International. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: education, schools, university, palo alto, stanford, suppes, kleiman, LOGO, BASIC
Computer Chronicles
Jan 27, 2017
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How far have consumer electronics come in the past decade? Take a look at this coverage of CES from twenty years ago. Highlights from the annual winter Consumer Electronics Show shot on location in Las Vegas. Features analysis by Tim Bajarin, President of Creative Strategies. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer Chronicles
Jan 26, 2017
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Printer technology from daisy wheel to dot matrix to laser. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI; Steve Ray, Diablo; Paul Shapiro, Diablo; John Ebach, PARC; Doug Curry, Xerox; Tibor Fischally, Xerox Products/Demos: Diablo Daisy Wheel Printer, Diablo Thermal Printer, Diablo Series C Ink Jet Printer, Xerox Color Laser Printer
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Nov 1, 2016
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After hearing about convegence for years, the television and the computer finally started to merge, with video images moving on to the PC and web pages showing up on the TV. This program looks at several internet TV applications including Intel Intercast, First-TV, WebTV, Diba Smart TV, ClearFusion, VDO Live Video Player, Vosaic Browser, @Home, and DirecPC. Guests include Phil Goldman, co-founder of Web TV Networks. Originally broadcast in 1996.
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Topics: television, internet, internet tv
Computer Chronicles
Oct 21, 2016
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An early look at artificial Intelligence. Guests includes Edward Feigenbaum of Stanford University, Nils Nilsson of the AI Center at SRI International, Tom Kehler of Intellegenetics, Herb Lechner of SRI, and John McCarthy of Stanford. Featured demonstrations include Inferential Knowledge Engineering and the programming language LISP. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: artificial intelligence, expert systems, knowledge engineering
Computer Chronicles
Sep 14, 2016
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A profile on computer pioneer Gary Kildall and the important contributions he made to the PC industry including the true story on how IBM ended up using MS-DOS rather than CP/M. Kildall developed CP/M, the first personal computer operating system. He was also a co-host on the early Computer Chronicles series. Includes comments by Gordon Eubanks, Symantec; Tom Rolander, DRI; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies; Lee Lorenzen, DRI; Jacqui Morby, TA Associates; Alan Cooper, CP/M applications...
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Topics: Episode year: 2001, Episode year: 1995, Operating systems: CP/M, the first operating system,...
Computer Chronicles
Aug 4, 2016
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With the internet growing by leaps and bounds, online shopping became a hot topic in the mid 1990's. This program looked at several new online shopping efforts including onsale.com, cybercash.com, digicash.com, verisign.com, firelfy.com, amazon.com, cybergold.com, and netradio.com. Featured guests include Jerry Kaplan, Magdalena Yesil, and Robert Griggs. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: ecommerce, shopping, online
Computer Chronicles
May 29, 2016
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This was the very first episode of the Computer Chronicles, originally broadcast in September 1983, covering the history and ancestry of today's PC. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Gordon Bell, DEC; Herb Lechner, SRI; Cyril Yansouni, HP Products/Demos: HP 150 PC, Computer Museum, TX-1 Computer. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1983
Computer Chronicles
Apr 22, 2016
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An early Computer Chronicles episode from the first season in 1984 featuring Steve Wozniak, Adam Osborne, Lore Harp, and Gene Amdahl. They discuss what it was like to do a tech startup in 1984. Hosted by Stewart Cheifet and Gary Kildall. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: osborne, wozniak, trilogy, vector graphics, amdahl, vector graphics, paperback software, trilogy,...
Computer Chronicles
Nov 23, 2015
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An in-depth look at the early Apple Macintosh computer, available software and hardware add-ons. Originally broadcast in 1985. Guests: Joanna Hoffman, Apple; Bob Foster, Telos Software; Lee Lorenzen, Digital Research; Ben Wiseman, InfoCorp; Gary Kildall, DRI; Larry Tesler, Apple Products/Demos: Apple Macintosh, MacProject, FileVision, GEM DrawJazz. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: macintosh, apple, jobs
Computer Chronicles
Sep 11, 2015
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In the post Steve Jobs era, Apple started licensing other companies to produce Macintosh clones. And there was a new Mac operating system 8.0, code named Copland. This program looks at the new Mac clones and the new OS. Products demonstrated include the System 100 from Radius, the Genesis MP from DayStar Digital, and the Power 100 from Power Computing. Applications demonstrated include Adobe Photoshop and Personal Oracle 7. Also featured are the new Apple Macintosh 7100 and 8100 models....
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Topics: apple, operating system, macintosh, power pc
Computer Chronicles
Dec 18, 2014
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For fans of the Commodore Amiga, the introduction of the new Amiga 3000 was big news, even though the price tag was nearly $4,000. This program looked at the new Amiga computer and new third party appplications. Demonstrations include the Amiga 3000, the Amiga 2500, the AmigaVision authoring system, The Animation Studio, and the Video Toaster from NewTek. Also includes a visit to FAUG, the First Amiga Users Group, in Palo Alto. Guests include Paul Montgomery, Tim Jenison, Lou Wallace, and...
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Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, commodore, video toaster
Computer Chronicles
Sep 22, 2014 Stewart Cheifet
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An early pre-Google look at search engine technology. Episode # 1404. Featured are DataQuest, Alta Vista, Zip 2, Autonomy, Pointcast, and The Angle. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: search, internet, chronicles, cheifet
Computer Chronicles
May 15, 2014
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An up close and personal profile of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. Includes comments by John Gage, Sun Microsystems; David Kirkpatrick, Fortune Magazine; Tony Perkins, Red Herring; Mitchell Kertzman, Liberate Technologies; Alex Vieux, Dasar. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1998, Television Programs, Computers: History, bill gates, microsoft
Computer Chronicles
May 11, 2014
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A review of competing operating systems and their affect on software development. Guests: Gary Kildall, SRI; Tony Fanning, Hewlett Packard; Jean Yates, Yates Ventures; Bruce Tognizinni, Apple; Herb Lechner, SRI Products/Demos: CP/MUNIXXenix, MS/DOS, Apple IIe & AppleTalk. Originally broadcast in March 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Apr 15, 2014
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Virtual reality started out as a science fiction concept in the early 1950s. Now, VR has become a kind of holy grail - lots of promises and claims, few results delivered. This program looks at the state of virtual reality. Demonstrations include the Talking Glove, AutoDesk's Cyberspace project, the Virtual Hand, GestureGlove, CyberGlove, CyberCAD, Virtus Corporation's WalkThrough. Also a visit to the Virtual Reality Showcase at the Software Development Conference in Santa Clara, California....
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Topics: VRML, cyberspace, VR, AutoCAD
Computer Chronicles
Apr 6, 2014
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Before there was a Macintosh, the Amiga was the computer for the creative community. This program looks at the Amiga 2000, the Amiga 500, Photon Video Cell Animator, Music X, Video Toaster, and Interceptor. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: amiga, commodore, video toaster
Computer Chronicles
Mar 10, 2014
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Floppy drives, hard drives, and bubble memory. Guests: Al Shugart, Seagate; Frank Sordello, Memorex; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: 5 ¼ inch floppy drive, 3 ½ inch floppy drive, RCA CED videodisk, 3680 1.2 GB spindle disk. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Feb 11, 2014
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Computers and the digital revolution forever changed the world of music. This program looks at several new approaches to creating and sharing music. Demonstrations include Vid Grid, Sound Toy, William Orbit Strange Cargo, So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star, Rock & Roll On Your Own, Dylan:Highway 61 Interactive, Video Jam, and Vivace. Also featured is a visit to Todd Rundgren's sound studio in Sausalito, California and a preview of his CD-ROM entitled "No World Order"....
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Topics: music, music video, todd rungren
Computer Chronicles
Feb 7, 2014
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The personal computer started out doing numbers, then text, and then graphics. This program looks at several applications for computer artists. Included are KPT Bryce, SmartSketch, Fractal Design's Dabbler, TrueSpace for Windows, Design Workshop for the Power Mac, Wacom Pad, Painter, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Originally broadcast in 1994.
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Topics: art, graphics, painting
Computer Chronicles
Feb 4, 2014
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Connecting computers, peripherals, broadband and baseband. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Michael Pliner, Sytek; Charlies Bass, Ungermann-Bass; Phil Edholm, Sytek Products/Demos: Centralized Intelligence, Distributed Intelligence, Local Area Network
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Feb 1, 2014 Sara O'Brien
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India is the hot place now for companies to look at for new software development. The trend actually started more than fifteen years ago. This is an early look at the growth of high-tech in India, shot on location in Bangalore, New Delhi, and Bombay. Guests: Mike Shah, Digital Equipment; Vinay Deshpande, PSIAshok Soota, Wipro; Venkat Mohan, Wipro; P. S. Deodhar, Electronic Comm; S. G. Pitroda, Advisor to the PM Arjun Malhotra, Hindustan; Rajendra Pawar, NIIT, Jerry Gaudet, DECS. Balakrishnan,...
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Topics: india, bombay, new delhi, bangalore, outsourcing, software
Computer Chronicles
Jan 31, 2014
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A review of computer art, graphics capabilities of computers and professional computer graphics systems. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Don McKinney, Silicon Graphics; Michael Arent, Freelance Artist; Kevin Prince, MCI/Quantel; Ann Chase, Freelance Artist Products/Demos: MCI Quantel PaintBox, Silicon Graphics 3D Animation, Apple IIe. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, paintbox, quantel, silicon grapics
Computer Chronicles
Jan 29, 2014
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A review of current popular programming languages. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Paul Grady, Microfocus; Dave Eisenberg, Apple; Elizabeth Rather, Forth Products/Demos: COBOLFORTHFORTH Graphics, PASCAL, Apple's Personal COBOL. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Jan 28, 2014
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Expert systems software and artificial intelligence applications. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Mike Thoma, Mgmt Decisn Sys; Steve Weyl, Syntelligence; Jim Chapman, Human Edge SW Products/Demos: Strategic Simulations Epidemic, Prospector, CompuStat, Easy Scan, Sales Edge. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Jan 18, 2014
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Robotic hardware and software and robotics based applications. Guests: David Nitzan, SRI International; Matt Guerrieri, Autobotics; Guy Rhodes, Microbot; John Will, Microbot; George Oliver, Oliver Company Products/Demos: Hero I Robot, Teach Mover Robot
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Jan 18, 2014
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AT&T's computer operating system is threatening to take over IBM's MS-DOS dominance. Guests: John Mashey, Bell Labs; Mark Sobell, Author; Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems; Doug Hartman, Hewlett Packard; Mike Denney, Basis; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: File It, HP Integral PC, UNIX. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
Jan 11, 2014
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A review of the new generation of word processors. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Paul Schindler, Info Syst News; Jim Edlin, WordVision; Warren Kuhl, AT&T; Wayne Holder, Oasis Systems Products/Demos: Word, Vision, Writer's Work Bench Text Editor, Word Plus, Punctuation & StyleWordStar Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Jan 10, 2014
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Security issues related to the world's increasing dependence on information containted in computer networks. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Donn Parker, SRI International; Jim Holmes, Tri-Data Corporation Products/Demos: Digi-Link, Add & Answer Verification. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, donn parker, sri
Computer Chronicles
Jan 7, 2014
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First of a two-part series on on-line services such as CompuServe, the Source and DowJones, featuring Steve Case, at the time VP of Marketing at QuantumLink, and eventual head of AOL. Guests: Clay Cocalis, Dow Jones; Nancy Tulley, Delphi; Jack O'Grady, Intelmatique; Steve Case, QuantumLink; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: CompuServe, Commodore Network, People Connection, Free Text Search, Computer Express, Minitel. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Steve Case, AOL, online services, ISP
Computer Chronicles
Jan 6, 2014
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Mainframe and network databases for computer users. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Roger Summit, Dialog; Jay Fitzgerald, The Source; Paul Schindler, Info Syst News Products/Demos: The Source, CompuServe, Dialog Information Services Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1984.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Jan 6, 2014
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A look at speech synthesis and speech recognition technologies. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Carl Berney, Speech Plus; Ron Stevens, Votan Products/Demos: Minolta Talking Camera, Texas Instruments Speak & Spell, Epsom Speech Plus Computer, IBM Votan V-5000
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Jan 4, 2014
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The new breed of integrated software suites and the visual interface. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; John Couch, Apple; Bill Coleman, VisiOn Products/Demos: Apple LisaVisiOn, DESQ
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Jan 3, 2014
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The computer as a creative tool used to make, display and store music. Guests: John Chowning, Stanford; Will Harvey, Electronic Arts; Ellen Lapham, Syntauri; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Music Construction Set, Alpha Syntauri Keyboard, Casiotone, Vocal Synthesizer, MIT Experimental Music Studio, Stanford Center for Computer Music. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, MIT, will harvey, john chowning, music, stanford
Computer Chronicles
Jan 3, 2014
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A look at health problems related to computer use such as video display radiation and repetitive stress injuries. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Wanda Smith, Hewlett Packard; Karen Kessel, Koffler Group; Susan Kare, Apple; Jerry Manock, Apple. .Products/Demos: Apple Macintosh, HP Orion Computer. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Oct 11, 2013
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As the computer and the television began to merge, we started seeing intelligent TV sets. This program looks at some examples. Demonstrations include the TVModem from En Technology, the Kayak set top box from HP, MicroWare Systems' DAVID (Digital Audio Video Interactive Decoder), the new cable modem from Intel, and the new MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) standard for encoding full motion video on a computer. Guests include Avram Miller of Intel and Arthur Orduna of Microware Systems....
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Topics: set top box, cable modem, cybercast
Computer Chronicles
Sep 30, 2013
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A user's guide on how to buy, or build, the ultimate gaming PC. The program looks at CPUs, sound cards, and graphic cards. Demonstrations include the NVidia GeForce3 nfiniteFX graphics engine, Philips Acoustic Edge 5.1 surround audio system for PCs, Intel's 1.7 gigahertz Pentium 4 microprocessor, and customized gaming PCs from Alienware and Falcon Northwest. Games demonstrated include Chameleon, Zoltar, Inferno, Black and White, and Quake III Arena. Originally broadcast in 2001.
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Topics: games, sound cards, graphics cards
Computer Chronicles
Aug 31, 2013
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Computer games are not only fun but they, perhaps more than any other application, push the edge of computing power. We take a look at the latest in computer games and dedicated game consoles. Originally broadcast in October 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 2000, Companies: Sega, Companies: Sony, Companies: Nintendo, Gaming
Computer Chronicles
Aug 31, 2013
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A look at early computer games. Featured are Earl Weaver Baseball, Ferrari Formula One, Tower of Myraglen, and Shanghai. Includes a visit to Electronic Arts customer support department and an interview with author and game designer Douglas Adams. Featured studio guests include game designers Richard Seaborne, Jeff Lefferts, and Brodie Lockard. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, Gaming
Computer Chronicles
Aug 8, 2013 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Computer games are not only fun but they, perhaps more than any other application, push the edge of computing power. We take a look at the latest in computer games and dedicated game consoles. [Episode #1905, First broadcast: 10/16/2001] Copyright 2001 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 2001, Gaming, Companies: Sega
Computer Chronicles
May 18, 2013
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The sixth annual Computer Bowl contest pitting East coast techies against West coast nerds to see who knows more about computer trivia. West coast team: Bill Gates, Bill Joy, Jeffery Kalb, David Liddle, Harry Saal. East coast team: Mitchell Kapor, Bob Frankston, Pamela McCorduck, David Nelson, Neil Colvin. Guest quesetioner: Andy Grove. Host: Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1994. Copyright 1994 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1994, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl, Bill Gates
Computer Chronicles
Sep 9, 2012
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
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Topics: news, computer
Computer Chronicles
Jul 3, 2012
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A consumer's guide to the most popular low-cost home computers. Guests: Jack Tramiel, Atari; Leonard Tramiel, Atari; Frank Leonardi, Commodore; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Commodore Laptop, Commodore 128, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST 512. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
Apr 12, 2012 Stewart Cheifet
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Steve Jobs returns to Apple and the turnaround is underway with the launch of the sleek iMac. A look at what's new at Apple. Included are a review of the new iMac, the new Macintosh Power G3, the new Mac OS 8.1, and a powerful graphics and animation demonstration using ElectricImage software. Featured guests include Steve Jobs, Ellen Hancock, Tim Draper, and editors from MacAddict magazine. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1998
Computer Chronicles
Mar 31, 2012
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Highlights of the annual spring Comdex show in Chicago. Featured guests include Bill Gates and Stewart Alsop. Originally broadcast in 1992. Copyright 1992 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer Chronicles
Mar 31, 2012
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The availability of reasonably priced color printers changed the way people and businesses used computers. This program covers new color printers from Hewlett Packard, Tektronix, QMS, Canon, ColossalJet, and ProofPositive. Originally broadcast in 1994. Copyright 1994 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Mar 31, 2012
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Almost ten years after the original Mac was introduced, Apple came out with several new models including color Macs. This program looks at several new Mac products including the Color Mac Classic, the Macintosh LC III, the PowerBook Duo 230, the Centris 650, and the Quadra 800. Special guests include Apple CEO John Sculley and analyst David Coursey. Also features coverage of MacWorld Tokyo. Originally broadcast in 1993. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1993.
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Topics: apple, macintosh, john sculley
Computer Chronicles
Mar 31, 2012
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Highlights from the annual winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featuring new personal technology products. Guest's include Nolan Bushnell and T/Maker CEO Heidi Roizen. Products covered include IBM PS/1, Commodore CD-TV, Kodak Photo CD, Sansui Robot CD Changer, Franklin Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, Brother Powernote, Laser PC-4, Sega GameGear and the Miracle Piano Teaching System from Software Toolworks. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: CES, consumer electronics, gadgets
Computer Chronicles
Mar 30, 2012
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Consumer advice on how to buy a new computer. Features tips from Andrew Reinhardt of BYTE, Wendy Taylor of PC Computing, Rik Myslewski of MacUser, and Galen Gruman of MacWorld, Owen Linderholm of PC World, and Marty Jerome of PC Computing. Originally broadcast in 1993. Copyright 1993 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer Chronicles
Mar 23, 2012
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A consumer's guide to cool holiday gifts for computer enthusiasts and gadget lovers. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRIPaul Schindler, CMPJan Lewis, Lewis Research; Wendy Woods, Newsbytes Products/Demos: Inboard 386 PCNorton Utilities Adv Edition; OPTune; JT Fax Portable; Microtype Keyboard; King's Quest IVMacintosh IIAmanda Stories; Hyper; Animator; Shufflepuck; NEC Ultralite
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Topic: Episode year: 1988
Computer Chronicles
Jan 26, 2012
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Computer and communication technologies are merging creating the new field of informatics. Guests: Bob Metcalfe, 3Com; Bill Gillis, Charles Schwab; Glenn Albinger, Computer Colorworks; Barry Margerum, Grid Systems; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Ethernet, UNET, Digital Paintbrush System, Grid Compass, QuoTrekRolm Jupiter and Cedar Systems, AT&T 7300. Originally broadcast in March 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
Oct 3, 2011
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Computer Chronicles
Sep 23, 2011
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The rise of the web created an opportunity for a programming language that was independent of the user platform. Java was the first major language to take advantage of that. This program looks at various versions of Java and Java apps including Instant Coffee, the Lotus Bean Machine, Novita Live Letter, and CUChat 1.0. Originally broadcast in 1997.
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Topics: java, sun microsystems, lotus
Computer Chronicles
Aug 22, 2011
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We'll take you to Kauai to see where the Defense Department is testing the Ballistic Missile Defense Program, formerly known as SDI or STAR WARS. We'll visit one of the world's most powerful supercomputer centers on the island of Maui, and we'll go to the big island to find out why some high tech workers have given up on the mainland, and are now telecommuting from Hawaii.
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Topics: Episode year: 2001, Military
Computer Chronicles
Jun 18, 2011
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When Windows first came out, it needed help, from software add-ons and hardware add-ons. This program looks at some of the hardware products that helped make the early version of Windows work better. Demonstrations include the J-Mouse Keyboard, the Viewsonic 7 monitor, the Logitech TrackMan stationary mouse, Diamond's Stealth VRAM graphic acclerator and the SuperStar VLB card, WatchIt!TV, custom upgrades from Sigma Data, and the Weitek processor accelerator. Originally broadcast in 1992....
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Topics: microsoft, mouse, trackball, accelerator, monitor, keyboard, graphics
Computer Chronicles
May 25, 2011
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An look at the latest advances in speech technology involving both voice recognition and speech synthesis. Guests: Michael O'Malley, Berkeley Speech Tech; Charles Cochran, Electronic Speech Sys; Steve Bettencourt, Votan; Janet Baker, Dragon Systems; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: Speech Plus, Software Speech, BestSpeech, VoiceKey, Voice Libraries, Voice Scribe 1000
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
Computer Chronicles
Dec 9, 2010
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A look at the new role of personal computers in making music. Products demonstrated include Super Jam from Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Encore for Windows from Passport Designs, EZ Vision and Studio Vision from Opcode Systems, and the Miracle Piano. The show incudes visits to the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention is Los Angeles. Originally broadcast in 1992. Copyright 1992 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1992, Television Programs, Computers: History
Computer Chronicles
Sep 29, 2010
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The buzz word at the end of 1996 was wireless. This program looks at several new wireless technologies including the HP Vectra 500 with an InfraRed (IR) access port, the LaserJet 6P, the Omnibook and the Omnigo, all with IR ports. Also covered are wireless PC card modems from Motorola including the Personal Messenger 100D, the Personal Messenger 100C, and the Tango 2-Way Pager. Also, AT&T's Smart Phone and the Unwired Planet's Pocket Net. Additional products featured are the Nokia 9000 and...
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Topics: infrared, satellite, mobile
Computer Chronicles
Sep 29, 2010
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Topic: Episode year: 1996
Computer Chronicles
Sep 29, 2010
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A look at how computers were used in the 1992 election campaign, the first time computers were used in a significant way in running political campaigns. Examples include Governor Jerry Brown's presidentail campaign, fund raising by the Democratic National Committee, opinion tracking, and lobbying. Originally broadcast in 1992.
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Topics: politics, elections, candidates